Actor and Musician
Katy lives in Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she was a finalist for the Carlton Hobbs Award and was chosen to perform at the Sam Wanamaker Festival at The Globe. Katy has worked extensively in regional touring theatre, appeared in numerous BBC Radio 4 dramas and episodes of Poetry Please, and recorded over 100 audiobooks. Katy was nominated for an Audie Award 2019 for 'The Tuscan Child' and was one of Audible UK's top rated narrators in 2016. Katy has a home studio for voice over work.
Katy was recently in BBC Radio 4 play Embroidering The Truth, playing Gunnhilda. Listen here:
Katy's theare work includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Woodlanders, King John and A Pure Woman - adapted and directed by Simon Reade, based on the novel Winter by Christopher Nicholson. Most recently, Katy was in rep at the Cheltenham Everyman - playing the Owl in The Owl and the Pussycat and Mr Penny/Annie Dewy in Under the Greenwood Tree. For BBC Radio 4, Katy has recorded several radio dramas including Tess In Winter (also adapted from Winter by Christopher Nicholson), Writing The Century: The Dock , The Shining Heart and most recently, Embroidering the Truth. She has also recorded numerous episodes of Poetry Please, including a live recording. On television, Katy played Esther Adams in BBC 1's The Indian Doctor. Katy has recorded over 100 audiobooks for numerous publishers. Katy also plays the alto saxophone (Grade 8 Guildhall), baritone saxophone, acoustic guitar and basic clarinet.
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Irving Studio, Cheltenham Everyman
Co-production between Cheltenham Everyman and Hammerpuzzle Theatre Company
You can currently watch the show on YouTube, as it was live streamed to children's hospitals at Christmas:
Photo courtesy of Camilla Adams/Hammerpuzzle
THE UNFORGOTTEN BY LAURA POWELL, AUDIOFILE MAGAZINE
Narrator Katy Sobey has a delightful British accent and a delivery that ranges from clipped to languid as the characters and pace of the text demand. Her breathy musings capture the insecurity Betty feels as forbidden love and a vow of silence lead to secrets and a burden of guilt that darken the rest of her life. Sobey skillfully guides listeners through fifty-year time jumps and multiple character shifts as the the effects of those grisly crimes play out to an unexpected resolution.
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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, UK TOUR
“The production… certainly makes space for one or two shining performances, notably from Kate Craggs and Katy Sobey, as the two young female lovers, Hermia and Helena;”
Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
THE INDIAN DOCTOR, BBC 1
This is just a very brief note to thank you for your gem of a contribution to The Indian Doctor this summer. Your charmingly predatory reporter was a perfectly observed and deliciously entertaining treat, and the consummate ease with which you played her was a joy to behold.
Gwennan Sage, Director
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, CHELTENHAM EVERYMAN
As well as the incredible two leads, there is a super-talented third actor who plays a very convincing whale, pig and turkey... Not only do the three actors give a brilliant performance, but they also interact with the younger audience like absolute pros. They got them singing, rhyming, popping bubbles and giggling like you can only imagine. It was truly magical to see.